CLEVELAND — Bishop Edward C. Malesic has been named the new bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, replacing Bishop Nelson Perez who left in January, according to a release from the Vatican.
The diocese introduced Malesic as the new bishop on Thursday. Watch it in the media player below:
Malesic is leaving Greensburg, Pennsylvania where he was bishop since April 24, 2015.
Malesic graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg in 1978. Upon entering the seminary, he carried out ecclesiastical studies at Pontifical College Josephine in Columbus, where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Philosophy.
He became an ordained priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg on May 30, 1987.
Bishop Malesic was born on Aug. 14, 1960, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is one of four siblings, two are deceased: Joseph Jr. and Margaret R. Malesic. His one surviving brother, Robert, lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, with his wife Constance. His father, at 102 years old, is still quite active and lives near Hershey, Pennsylvania, according to the release.